I am pretty sure that this is an adult in breeding colours but am not positive. Looking at the Cornell Lab, their samples all look very close.
I don't know my Sparrows very well, but I believe these guys are my favorite. I just love their colours, They have been only hanging around my feeder for a couple of days now. Not sure how long they'll stay, but I have shot a number of images of them, with this being my favorite.
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Absolutely no way to approach across this great divide of water and not be detected. A young lady keeps a watchful eye of her fawn as well as the approaching canoe. Always ready to sound the alarm to flee if I get too close. The water was shallow in this part of the bayou and really no way to get closer and so a distant shot will have to suffice. Photo taken on Horsepen Bayou and lifted from the archives.
Still working on the comments and will get there eventually. Wishing everyone a wonderful close to their week. Enjoy.
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